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Record Number: 8993
Displayed from: Aug 22, 2012 , until: Sep 29, 2012

Schools will be welcoming parents back to school over the next few weeks for the annual Back-to-School Nights. At each school, parents will have the opportunity to see where their children learn as they tour the schools, visit classrooms and meet teachers.

Many schools also combine the evening with dinner, the annual flower show and the annual Title I meeting (for those schools required to hold such meetings). School PTAs are also frequently involved in hosting or assisting at the events. The elementary schools’ flower shows are the results of students’ hard work over the summer. In the spring, the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department provides seeds and materials for the planting project and students learn to develop a green thumb while caring for their flowers and plants.

Below is a schedule of Back-to-School Nights. For more information about your child’s Back-to-School Night, contact your school.

School Date Time


 Sept. 5 5:30 p.m. with plant show


 Aug. 29

5:30-7:30 p.m. with ice cream social, plant show, Title I meeting and college representatives


 Sept. 6

7-8:30 p.m. with plant show

Blackhawk  Sept. 5 7-8 p.m.
Bloomingdale  Sept. 10 5:30-6:30 p.m. with plant show, ice cream social
and Title I meeting
Brentwood  Sept. 6 6:30 p.m. with free books
Bunche  Sept. 11 6:30-7:30 p.m. with ice cream social
Croninger  Aug. 30 6-7 p.m. with plant show
Fairfield  Sept. 27 6-7:30 p.m.
Forest Park  Sept. 5 5:30-7 p.m. with plant show and Title I meeting
Franke Park  Sept. 5 6:30-8 p.m. with plant show and Title I meeting
Glenwood Park  Aug. 28 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Haley  Sept. 6 6 p.m. with plant show
Harris  Sept. 4 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Harrison Hill  Sept. 5 5:30-7 6 p.m. with plant show
Holland  Spet. 6 6:30 p.m. - plant show; 7 p.m. - parent meeting
Indian Village  Aug. 28 5:30-7 p.m. with dinner and give-aways
Irwin  Aug. 17 4-7 p.m. with ice cream social
Jefferson  Aug. 30 6:30 p.m. with PTA meeting
Kekionga  Aug. 30 6 p.m.
Lakeside  Sept. 13 6-7:30 p.m. with dinner and Title I meeting
Lane  Sept. 6 6-8 p.m.
Lincoln  Aug. 30 6-8 p.m.
Lindley  Sept. 6  5:30 p.m. with plant show
Maplewood  Aug. 30 6-7:30 p.m. with plant show and Title I meeting
Memorial Park  Aug. 30 6:30 p.m.
Miami  Sept. 6 6-7:30 p.m.
Nebraska  Aug. 30 6-7 p.m. with plant show and Title I meeting
Northcrest  Sept. 6 5:30 p.m. with plant show, dinner and opportunity to sign up for a library card
Northrop  Sept. 11 6 p.m.
Northwood  Sept. 4 5:30 pm. - spaghetti dinner; 6 p.m. - program
North Side  Sept. 12 6 p.m.
Portage  Aug. 28 6:30-7:30 p.m. with pizza and Title I meeting
Price  Sept. 6 6 p.m. with plant show and PTA meeting
Scott  Sept. 4 6 p.m. with plant show
Shambaugh  Sept. 6 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Shawnee  Aug. 28 6:30 p.m.
Snider  Sept. 5 6:30 p.m. with parent meeting prior at 6:20 p.m.
South Side  Aug. 28 6-7:30 p.m. with ice cream social
South Wayne  Sept. 6 6 p.m. with Title I meeting
St. Joseph Central  Aug. 29 6:30 p.m. with plant show
Study  Sept. 6 6-7:30 p.m.
Towles  Sept. 5 6:30-8 p.m. with plant show and ice cream social


 Sept. 13 6-8 p.m.
Washington  Aug. 22 5:30-7:30 p.m. with picnic and Title I meeting
Washington Center  Sept. 5 5:30-7 p.m. with plant show and PTA meeting 
Wayne  Sept. 13 6-7:30 p.m.
Waynedale  Aug. 29 6-7:30 p.m.
Weisser Park, 1st & 2nd grades  Aug. 28 6-7 p.m.
Weisser Park, 3rd, 4th & 5th grades  Aug. 29 6-7 p.m.
Whitney Young   Sept. 18  6-7 p.m. 


With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.